Hotspot Shield User Reviews

CNET Editors' Rating 3.5 stars

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  • 5.0 stars

    "For me, it is very suitable"

    November 21, 2014  |   By litklxjg

    Version: Hotspot Shield 3.42

    Pros

    Has every useful function

    Cons

    Never any problems.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast, reliable, secure, and easy to use."

    October 29, 2014  |   By fahmi.suryanta

    Version: Hotspot Shield 3.42

    Pros

    Fast
    Easy to use
    Reliable

    Cons

    I have no issue with this app.

    Summary

    Hotspot Shield is the only app I expected to do. Using it, I can browse restricted websites in my country such as vimeo and imgur. And also, I can stream TV shows without any problems. The speed is very fast and reliable. I can access anything securely while in public hotspot, such as Mall or public park. Hotspot Shield gives me options to choose IP from UK, US, Japan, etc. I love this feature. Highly recommended !!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Just great!"

    October 29, 2014  |   By MorgonSport

    Version: Hotspot Shield 3.42

    Pros

    Very easy to use and very thorough.

    Cons

    Nothing can make me picky.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Hotspotshield is simply awesome !!"

    October 28, 2014  |   By JamaicaTaklova

    Version: Hotspot Shield 3.42

    Pros

    I been using this app almost a year and I really love it. It very easy to use and works flawlessly. Hide your IP address to remain uncensored/protected against hackers attack or remain in total security while using public wifi at a coffee, hotel or in an airport.

    Cons

    I think not the cheapest price on the market but really worth its price no regrets on choosing this app :)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "What an excellent service Hotspot Shield provides!"

    October 28, 2014  |   By Laurie Holman

    Version: Hotspot Shield 3.42

    Pros

    Been too worried before every time I go online because of the issues regarding internet security. When I found out about Hotspot Shield, all worries are gone. Its free benefits such as access blocked content like Netflix US, Pandora, BBC iplayer are indeed incomparable. Plus, it allows me to surf the net anonymously.

    Cons

    So far, I could not think of any disadvantage of using Hotspot Shield.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Complete crap, waste of my $19.95, "KABOOM" MALWARE"

    October 20, 2014  |  

    Version: Hotspot Shield 3.42

    Pros

    If you act like you are going to buy and cancel your purchase, they come back and offer it to you for $19.95 per year, instead of the $60 or $70 they initially try to charge you.

    Cons

    It hijacks your browsers and installs something called Kaboom, which tries to redirect all your social media, whether you like it or not!
    The company is dishonest, they don't tell you they are going to hijack your browsers with a social media redirect that has NOTHING to do with VPN or proxy services
    Sites such as Amazon Prime, Pandora, ESPN, Netflix, etc. Don't work with this proxy server
    Customer support is awful
    It has a noticeably slower connection speed
    The application is buggy, sometimes it forgets you have a paid subscription

    Summary

    I trusted CNET editors when I purchased this. They are wrong. This is junk. It does not work as advertised, and what is not advertised, is that they install malware browser plugins that hijack your social media (such as twitter sharing, etc). If you think you are going to listen to Pandora, or watch sports or movies, you will be disappointed, as I have been. Customer support is very subpar as well.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It's CRAP!!"

    October 17, 2014  |   By SailorCandy

    Version: Hotspot Shield 3.42

    Pros

    It does provided proxy service.

    Cons

    It launches itself! No matter how many times I stop is, it relaunches and at the most inopportune times! Or it changes Severs without warning. I checked never launch unless I start and guess what? It still launches itself. Total waste of money.

    Summary

    Don't waste money on the Elite version like I did.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Work smoothly!"

    September 17, 2014  |   By T4$^PRMMoJS3

    Version: Hotspot Shield 3.42

    Pros

    Come with free version(ad-supported) and elite(private vpn).
    Also available on android which is very handy on my mobile device

    Cons

    The ads showing up, but it can be turned off if you feel annoyed. So no problem with me

    Summary

    Worth to try and keep, I also upgrade to elite version for ad free solution

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works well"

    August 28, 2014  |   By ageary79

    Version: Hotspot Shield 3.42

    Pros

    Easy to use and works as advertised.

    Cons

    Ads can get a little annoying, but it's free.

    Summary

    Good option. May want to consider Tor as well.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's a really good to download"

    August 26, 2014  |   By RaBeekman

    Version: Hotspot Shield 3.42

    Pros

    Awesome, does everything it says, and is easy

    Cons

    I have no cons on this program

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